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crisis and what it means to students 

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Find out what makes or breaks 
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Arts & Entertainment 5 

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New LVC literary series 
"Out of the Bag" 


Nina Balogh '10 

Circulation Manager 

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2009, 
the first of four Brown Bag Lunch- 
es, organized by the English depart- 
ment, was held in Frock Lounge in 
the upper level of Bishop Library. 
Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson present- 
ed a paper on Herman Melville's 
poem, "The House-top." 

The Brown Bag lunches are an 
opportunity for students and facul- 
ty to present papers, reports or cre- 
ative works they have written. Each 
one will be held in Frock lounge 
at noon on a Wednesday. Food is 
provided and those who attend are 
welcomed to bring their "brown 
bag" lunches. 

Dr. Laura Eldred originated the 
idea for students in order for them 
to see what professors of English 

do. Presenting papers is one of the 
many things scholars of English 
partake in, and this will give stu- 
dents an opportunity to get some 
practice presenting papers and 
creative works, themselves. It is 
also good practice if the students 
are thinking of going to graduate 
school. There are three more pre- 
senters this fall: student Stuart Jef- 

fcoat on Oct. 14, 2009; Dr. Philip 
Billings on Nov. 4, 2009; and stu- 
dent Bekah Achor on Dec. 2, 2009. 

In the spring, according the El- 
dred, the department would like 
these "Brown Bag Lunches" to 
be offered as often as every three 


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Livin on "The EDGE" 

Campus program encourages future leaders 

Kristin Witzel ' 1 1 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The EDGE Leadership Program 
enables students to develop skills 
to become future leaders. Through 
a variety of structured workshops, 
students gain valuable training 
from Leadership Development Ed- 
ucators. These educators include 
trained undergraduate students, 
student affairs staff members, facul- 
ty, and assorted community mem- 

Students will develop commu- 


nication, decision making, and goal 
setting skills, along with techniques 
to effec- 
tively moti- 
vate people 

around Thl6 
them. Each 
person in 
the program 
will learn 
what their 

leadership style is and what meth- 
ods to use to successfully work 
with others. These are just some of 
the skills students in the program 

will learn to develop or enhance. 
Along with gaining valuable 
skills, students can 
earn any of six certifi- 
cates — sequential or 
specialized — that con- 
sist of the following: 
Bronze Leadership 
Skills, Silver Practicing 
Leadership, Gold Per- 
sonal Leadership, Ath- 
letic Leadership, Com- 
munity Service and Engagement, 
or Diversity and Social Justice. To 
earn any of these certificates, each 

Please see LEADERSHIP | Page 2 

September 30, 2009 

quartet comes 
to campus 

Kristin Miller '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

This Thursday, Lebanon Valley 
College will be featuring a concert 
by The Cypress String Quartet as 
part of LVC 's Residency program. 

As part of the program, a public 
master class is available for college 
students on Thursday from 1 1 a.m. 
to 12:30 p.m. The quartet will then 
play the main public concert on 
Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday morning, the quartet will 
play for over 400 middle school stu- 
dents coming from schools such as 
Northern Lebanon, Lebanon, and 
Lower Dauphin. This concert is at 
10:00 a.m. if you should happen to 
miss the Thursday night performance. 

A special class for high school 
students will be held from 3 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. in Lutz as well. Six highly 
talented high school students will 
perform for this class as they are 
coached by the entire quartet. 

The Cypress String Quartet is a 
traveling quartet which the Wash- 
ington Post calls "Beautifully pro- 
portioned and powerful." 

Each group member is an indi- 
vidually acclaimed musician with 
training from institutions such 
as The Julliard School, the Royal 
College of Music, and Interlochen 
Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Be sure to come listen to the 
energetic, enjoyable show being 
played Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. 
in Lutz Hall. 

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Student Government 
update 9.28.09 

Eleven more cameras in the works 

Matthew Howell- Clarke ' 1 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Lebanon Valley Student 
Government (SG) for the second 
consecutive year did not have a 
quorum for its official meeting at 
the annual planning retreat. Presi- 
dent Mark Fersch TO reported that 
two-thirds of SG must be pres- 
ent for any motions to be passed. 
All motions made at the Sept. 26 
meeting in Gettysburg were tabled 
until the meeting on Sept. 28 in the 
Faust Lounge of the Mund College 

SG convened at the Round 
Top campground in Gettysburg, 
PA at 2:07 PM. 

In discussion held during the 
retreat at Round Top campground, 
representatives of the ValleyFest 
committee had previously attend- 
ed the Sept. 7 meeting requesting 
a sponsorship of $8,000. The re- 
quested money would be used to 
increase the committee's evening 
entertainment budget for the event, 
which is scheduled for April 16-17, 
2010. The evening entertainment 
budget is used to book, sign and ac- 
commodate the national recording 
act that performs during the Satur- 
day evening concert. After much 
discussion, a motion was made by 
Bradley Snyder T 1 to allot the Val- 
leyFest committee the requested 

That motion was passed at 
Monday's follow-up meeting. Of 
the $8,000 allotted, $3,000 will 
come from SG's club co-sponsor- 
ship budget and $5,000 will come 
from SG's carry-over from the pre- 
vious year's budget. 

A member of SG was then put 
up for review for meeting absences. 
SG's advisor, Director of Student 
Activities Jen Evans, requested that 
the member's name be withheld. 
The attendance policy of SG states 
that if a member misses three or 
more meetings, the member will 
have to explain to SG the reasoning 
behind those absences. If SG does 
not find validity in the member's 
explanations, the member can be 
voted off. 

The member was removed from 
SG during the Sept. 28 meeting. It 
was announced that another mem- 
ber of SG resigned. Their positions 
will be filled from the results of an 
election held earlier this year. 

Vice President Katie Krediet '11 
discussed the cameras in the park- 
ing lots. Currently, there is one 
camera on the walkway to the fresh- 
men "Gold" lot and two cameras in 
the "Gold" lot. There is room in 
the upcoming budget to install 1 1 
more cameras. The budget, which 
will be prepared in November by 
Al Yingst, the head of Public Safety, 
will be for the 2010-1 1 school year. 
According to Vice President of Stu- 
dent Affairs Greg Krikorian, if SG 
wishes to have cameras installed 
before this budget request, then 
two to three members must write 
a formal request to him for the in- 
stallation. Brad Snyder and Myles 
Miller '11 volunteered to write the 

Emily Berger TO asked that a 
new pay schedule be implemented 
for student workers. As it currently 
stands, college employees who are 
paid on an hourly wage get paid ev- 
ery two weeks. Salaried employees 
and student employees of the col- 
lege are paid once a month. It was 
requested that students who are 
paid on an hourly rate be paid every 
two weeks. 

Club Liaison Mary Kent '11 re- 
ported that an umbrella organiza- 
tion might be created for all of the 
current dance-oriented clubs on 
campus. This organization would 
work directly with SG and will then 
allot money to each of its clubs on a 
separate basis. 

The next meeting will be held at 
9:40 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, once 
again in the Faust Lounge of the 
Mund College Center. 

Paint Annville Day 

Proceeds benefit gallery, artists 

Kate Sullivan '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Annville will be partnering with 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery 
at Lebanon Valley College on Sat- 
urday, October 17, to host "Paint 
Annville Day". 

Artists, whether professional 
or not, are invited to register at 
the gallery from 8 to 10 a.m. The 
registration fee is $15 for the 
public and $5 for students. After 
registration, participants have 

until 3 p.m. to draw, photograph, 
or paint their favorite part of An- 

Pieces created that day will 
then be sold in a silent auction, 
which is open to the public, from 
5 to 7 p.m. at the art gallery. Of 
the money generated from the 
sale of these works, half will go 
to supporting the gallery and the 
remaining half will go back to the 

"It was an honor to be invited," 
said Jo Margolis, a sculptor and 
drawer who is coming to the spe- 

cial day. She, along with other near- 
by artists, was invited to share her 
talent at the event. "It's a creative 
idea and a great way to support the 
gallery and our arts, too, and show- 
case Annville at the same time." 

Along with Margolis, Annville 
will host other well-known artists, 
such as Dan Massad and Rob Ev- 

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Premier German Military Band 
Performs at LVC 

Christine Heagy ' 1 3 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The premier German military 
band, one equivalent to the U.S. 
Marine Band, performed on cam- 
pus Monday night. So, how did this 
group find Lebanon Valley Col- 

The answer involves a story of 
old friends. Jim Erdman is an ad- 
junct professor of music at LVC 
and it was through an old friend- 
ship with international jazz legend 
Jiggs Whigham that this concert 
took place. 

Back in 1981, while attending 

the International Trombone As- 
sociation Workshop, the two met 
and Whigham suggested they flip- 
flop clinics they were teaching. 
Since then, the two have remained 
friends, though only meeting in 
person no more than a half-dozen 

Whigham called Erdman a few 
months ago to say that he was in 
Washington, D.C, touring with the 
Musikkorps der Bundeswehr and 
that perhaps they could squeeze 
in a trip to Annville. The German 
government, which is paying for 
all of the Musikkorps' expenses, 
would extend its generosity to this 
detour, a fact for which Erdman 
says we "owe a debt of thanks." 

The Musikkorps der 
Bundeswehr, translated "Music 
Corps of the Federal Defense", held 
their concert in Lutz Hall. There 
are 58 musicians in the band, and 
a few stage hands. Tuesday morn- 
ing they held a master class with all 
interested parties, and Whigham 
was accompanied by LVC alums 
Andy Roberts and David Lazorcik 
as well as LVC adjunct professor 
Jim Miller. 

This is not the first time 
Whigham has come to LVC. In 
1985, he held a similar concert and 
workshop here. 



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Continued from Page 1 

participant will need to complete 
four required workshops and four 
workshops of their choice. Some 
workshops also require experien- 
tial hours and a reflection paper. 

Some of the many workshops 
offered include Stress Relief, Lead- 
ership and Networking, Fostering 
Creativity, Managing Your Time, 
Sports Psychology, and Conflict 
Mediation among others. All of 
the workshops are evaluated by 
the students afterwards to provide 
feedback about what the work- 
shop did well and what may need 

to be improved. Upon comple- 
tion of a leadership program, stu- 
dents receive a framed certificate, 
invitations to unique events and 
programs, a T-shirt, a letter of ref- 
erence for credentials, and the op- 
portunity to boost their resumes. 

Next Edge Workshops: 
Tonight!- Managing Personal 
Finances 7p.m. 
New Student Center 

Thursday: Personal Leader- 
ship Development Session at 
7 p.m. Faculty Dining Room 



& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(3), 
subject line: Corrections. 

La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 3 


Local business to display student artwork 

Missy Zellner '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

If you stop by Kettering Corner 
in early October, you might just 
get more than ice cream as a treat. 
Starting October 4th, Kettering 
Corner will be featuring artwork 
by LVC students. Sarah Drum- 
heller, a senior, is organizing the 
event. Drumheller said, "The main 
reason is to familiarize the commu- 
nity with the skills that the students 
have and hopefully, maybe, get the 
students some jobs using their 

However, the artwork is not 
merely on display. The students 
may also sell their artwork, if they 
choose to. In this way, the artists 
get to both expose their work, and 
earn a few dollars. "I believe that 
the purpose of this event is to help 
the students showcase their work 
and show them that they can be 
successful, whether this be through 
selling their pieces or gaining some 
kind of experience," said Drum- 

Kettering Corner is also benefit- 

Missy Zellner '13 / LA VIE 

CAMPUS CREATIONS Kettering Corner, a local favorite of LVC students, 
will be displaying student artwork beginning on October 4th. 

ing from this exhibition. The own- 
er, Darby, is enthralled about the 
experience to show off students' 
work. "I'm definitely excited," said 
Darby, "I want to expose their art- 

This event might even pan out 
to be more. Some students might 
even dish out the ice cream this 
coming week. "We are also hop- 
ing that the art club comes down 
at some point during that week 
and scoops ice cream," said Drum- 


So, whether to get a tasty treat or 
to see some great artwork, drop on 
by Kettering Corner starting Octo- 
ber 4th. Drumheller hopes "all the 
students come down and check out 
this event to support their fellow 


All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


9-27-09 | Underground 

Disorderly conduct 

A student was uncooperative with the UG staff. Public Safety Officer re- 
quested the student to leave and he did so without incident. 

8-27-09 | Theft 

Arnold Sports Center (Football Locker Room) 

Theft of a wallet was reported to the Public Safety Office. Theft occurred 
from the football locker room. Wallet contained cash, credit cards, driver's 
license. Investigation continues. Anyone with any information, please con- 
tact the Public Safety Office at ext. 6 1 1 1 . 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 1 1. 


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Caitlin Murphy ' 12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Dueling Dutchmen is a new 
program that is being implement- 
ed by the Residental Life Office 
with hopes to implant competi- 
tive spirit among Residential 
Housing Facilities. This first an- 
nual year-long event will consist 
of different challenges for LVC 
students to participate in. 

8 Participating Teams: 

1 ) Mary Green Hall 
2 ) Vickroy Hall 

3) Keister Hall 

4) Hammond Hall 

5) Funkhouser Hall 

6) Silver Hall 

7) Stanson Hall 
8) Dellinger Hall, 
Marquette Hall, 
Derickson Hall, Apartments 
& All Houses 

"Each month there will be dif- 

Dueling Dutchmen 

Fall Events: 

1 • Sunday October 4th: 
Dodgeball Tournament (a) 
7:00pm (Arnold Sports 
Center Arena) 

*Y Friday, October 24th: 
Homecoming Pep Rally (a) 
7:30pm (Football Field) 

3 « Monday- Friday, October 26th thru 
October 30th: Week-long Photo Scav- 
enger Hunt (Campus Wide) 

4. Saturday, November 7th : Student 
Appreciation Day Football Game (a) 
1:00pm (Football Field) 


Wednesday November 18th: Bake- 
Off Presentation (a) 10:00pm (Faust 

ferent events to compete for 
points. Points will be added 
to the overall score and at the 
end of the year the area that 
wins will get some sort of rec- 
ognition and a party. Each 
building must have represen- 
tation to receive points" - Area 
Coordinator Brandon Smith. 

Points Breakdown: 

1st Place = 
2nd Place = 
3rd Place = 
4th Place = 
5th Place = 
6th Place = 
7th Place = 
8th Place = 

100 points 
= 80 points 
60 points 
50 points 
40 points 
30 points 
20 points 
10 points 

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Featu res 

LVC day of service at Coleman Park 

Caitlin Murphy' 12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

This past Saturday, September 
25th was LVC's Day of Service 
from 9 am -3 pm at Coleman Park 
in Lebanon. 

Participants planted 

painted signs 

and sheds, and 
removed trash 
and sticks along 
the grounds of 
the park. 

Fullmer was 
about the turn- 
out of LVC stu- 
dents which was 
more than 90 
throughout the work day. 

The following were present: 
Phi Sig, Circle K, APO, Rotaract, 
Ice Hockey, along with other 
LVC students. 

Over 100 trees were planted 
and mulched. 



Catch This Club 

Caitxn Murphy' 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writer 
Welcome to Rotaract, a ser- 
vice based club whose aims are to 
help not only the community but 
also international people of need. 
With its first year as club status, 
Rotaract is very interested in in- 
creasing student membership. 

Officers include President 
Brittany Ryan '11, Vice Presi- 
dent Jen Murphy ' 1 1, and Trea- 
surer Charles McElwee '11. 

"Service above self," is the club's 

Goals for the year include 
participation in the annual 
Pumpkin Walk, which will show- 
case Halloween festivities at the 
Quttie Nature Park on October 
30th. Some members have also 
showed interest in registering 
to walk the annual Crop Walk, 
which helps raise money to fight 
world-wide hunger. 

Any interested members 
should contact President Brit- 
tany Ryan-bmr004(3) 

Check this blog for more 
information:http : / /hackysaac. 

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Tuesday October 6th 
Mund College Center 


Personal Relationships... Exceptional Culinary Experiences 

Learning more about you and the Lebanon Valley College community is important to us. We invite you to stop by and visit 
with us; share your thoughts, tell us what's important to you and how Parkhurst Dining Services can bring value to the cam- 
pus by delivering a program built for the students of LVC! 

Learn more about our unique approach! 
Fresh Food Sustainability 
FarmSource Locally Grown Products 

From Scratch Cooking Caring and Listening 

Accountability Innovation 
Can-Do-Spirit Invest in YOUR Future 

Your thoughts are important, if you don't get a chance to meet us on October 6th, please send us an email from your LVC 

account to: 

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WIN a GIFT CERTIFICATE to the College Store by visiting us at the Mund Center on 
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"Halo 3: ODST" captures excitement 

Jake King '11 


Bungee does it again. Make no 
mistake, there were doubts; Master 
Chief has been the central character 
of the Halo series since its inception, 
and the thought of him not being 
included in a Halo game inherently 
brings feelings of uncertainty. But 
rest assured, even though this spinoff 
goes without the ubiquitous hero of 
the United Nations Space Command, 
Halo 3: ODST nonetheless lives up to 
the high standards of its forebears. 

The first major difference between 
ODST and other members of the 
Halo franchise is that in this game, one 
gets the chance to play as an Orbital 
Drop Shock Trooper (hence, ODST). 
Without the superhuman abilities of 
Master Chief, the gaming experience 
becomes more realistic (or at least as 
realistic as you can get while gunning 
down hordes of aliens). Master Chiefs 
life-saving energy shield is also gone, 
but the game designers have factored in 
a "Stamina" mechanic and conveniently 
placed medical kiosks which more or 
less take its place. 

As far as weaponry goes, the 
beloved Battle Rifle is gone, but in its 
place is a suitable replacement. Die- 
hard fans will also note that the pistol 
hearkens back to the model included 
in the original game, complete with 
a scope and a quicker firing time. In 
addition, the SMG now has a scope 

curious about it, it is a game worth the 

Courtesy Google Images 

BACK IN ACTION Players can once again indulge in the world of Halo with satisfactory gameplay 

for mid-range combat which greatly 
enhances its capabilities over the 
model Master Chief was forced to 
wield in Halo 3. Regrettably, it is once 
again now impossible to dual-wield 
weapons, but as the player is no longer 
a genetically enhanced super human, I 
suppose this is only to be expected. 

The only remotely upsetting feature 
of the game is the campaign; the player 
takes on the role of The Rookie, a new 
member of ODST. Separated from the 
rest of your squad, you must make your 
way through the city of New Mombasa 
to reunite with them, using the new 
VISR interface and information kiosks 
that are more of an inconsequential 
nuisance than an aid to look for clues 

as to their whereabouts. I maybe going 
out on a limb here, but I think its safe 
to say that most die-hard fans of this 
series bought ODST for a good, old- 
fashioned, alien-killing romp — not to 
play detective. The campaign is also 
depressingly short, but given its less- 
than-arresting qualities, I would almost 
count this as more of a positive 

However, what makes the game 
worth the price is the addition of the 
new Firefight mode. Basically a new 
Multiplayer option, you and your 
friends can now fight endless hordes of 
enemies under varying conditions. It 
matches, if not exceeds, the multiplayer 
capabilities on other Halo games, and 
with only a limited number of lives, it 

means you really have to make every 
shot count and it leaves no room for a 
weak link. 

All in all, ODST is a competent 
expansion to the Halo series. It may 
leave something to be desired in 
terms of plotline, but it is certainly 
a good game nonetheless. It lacks 
some of the awe-inspiring qualities of 
its predecessors, but all in all, it is still 
a force to be reckoned with. I would 
tell die-hard fans to go buy this game 
but the reality is that 95% of them 
were probably among those lined up 
at Gamestop or WalMart at midnight 
of its release date, rabidly awaiting the 
chance to get their reserve copy. So 
to those of you on the fence or idly 

Evaluation : 

Graphics : 9 

•Bungee continues to set a high 
standard for itself in terms of its 
graphic appeal, and ODST certain- 
ly lives up to, if not exceeds, other 
Halo games in this area. 
Controls: 8.5 

•"If it ain't broken, don't fix it." 
The controls are more or less the 
same as they were in HALO 3, so 
for veteran players the transition is 
practically seamless, but there are 
a few problem areas with the new 
NAV Map feature. 
Sounds: 9 

•There are few sounds quite as sat- 
isfying as the smooth, methodical 
fire of a Needier. Masterful. 
Story Line: 7 

•If the game has one noticeable fault, 
it is here. The campaign is disappoint- 
ingly short and loaded with lengthy, 
drama-filled cinematics. I'd rather just 
kill some alien invaders. 
Overall score: 8.5 

•ODST falls just a bit short of expec- 
tations but it is still a great game. For 
those of you thinking of buying, you 
might want to wait for the price to 
drop a bit. But overall it is a competent 
game in its own right. 


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Meatballs" anything but "Cloudy" 

Becky Chan '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Every students dream is to 
have an ice cream day, which 
is the equivalent to a snow day, 
except with ice cream. Based on 
the book "Cloudy with a Chance 
of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett, this 
Sony Pictures Animation movie will 
make your food fantasies come true. 

The movie is about a kid genius, 
Flint, who has a hard time relating 
to his peers because he is smart, 
and that makes him "uncool". Just 
when he is about to give up, his 
mother renews his self confidence 
and Flint continues to aspire to be 
a great inventor. 

Flash forward and adult Flint 

VISUAL DELIGHT "Meatballs" on track to be a classic 

is still living with his father, and can turn water into food, and after 

inventing in his enormous backyard a disastrous beginning, food begins 

fort. Flint has made several to fall from the sky. 
inventions throughout the years, Without giving away the ending 

but each one failed miserably. to the story, the plot is rich with 

When Flint's father finally says, story morals, as well as entertaining 

"No more inventing," Flint cannot development and tons of food, 

stop. He creates a machine that This movie is great for all ages, not 

just for kids. 

Here is a little warning though: 
this movie will make you very 
hungry. Throughout the movie 
there is all different kinds of food, 
from doughnuts to spaghetti, 
and from steak to gummy bears. 
Although I saw it in a regular 
theater, this movie was out in 3-D. 
This is a great idea for this movie; 
who wouldn't love to watch big 3-D 
food falling from the sky? 

The plot of this movie exceeds 
your average family movie in a 
great way. It explores the issues 
of relationships, family, and peer 
pressure, as well as believing in 
yourself and dealing with the 
consequences of your own actions. 

The voices in this movie include 

Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, 
Mr. T, Bill Hader, Anna Faris, 
Bruce Campbell, and James Caan. 
This cast of actors really adds to the 
performance of the characters in 
the movie. 

This movie is not up to par 
with some other current children's 
movies that have come out in 
the past couple of years, such as 
"Wall-e" or "Kung Fu Panda," but I 
still recommend going to see it. 

I give "Cloudy with a Chance of 
Meatballs" a thumbs-up. The movie 
was wildly entertaining for kids, 
as well as adults, and charmingly 
moralistic. The forecast for this 
movie is delightfully appetizing. 



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With La Vie Advice Columnists: 

Melissa Zellner '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 


Kristin Witzel ' 1 1 

La Vie Staff Writer 

C^J LVC is so boring on the weekends. Half the school seems to go home and, this 
being Annville, there isn't much to do. Most of my friends are busy with sports, jobs, 
or their significant other. I feel like I do the same things every weekend with the 
same people. I don't want to go home, but I want something new to do. How can I 
have fun while still staying at school? - Weekend Warrior 


LVC is a small college in a small 
town, but that doesn't mean there 
isn't a lot to do. That is, if you look 

The college does offer several 
activities over the weekend. Almost 
every Friday night the college a co- 
median comes to campus, and every 
Saturday there is a dance in the UG. 

Another great opportunity that 
LVC offers is the Redbook Events. 
It is a way to get off campus and for- 
get all the stress of homework for a 
day. Redbook trips have gone to 
New York, Philadelphia, Washing- 
ton, D.C., Harrisburg, and many 
other locations. The best part of it 
is that most of them are free! To 
sign up, simple go to MyLVC un- 
der the myCampus tab and click 
on Redbook Events. 

The college also occasion- 
ally shows movies on campus. To 
check to see if there are any movies, 
look in the Mund College Center 
on the bulletin board across from 
the entrance to the East Dining 

Room. Other activities are also in 
the LIVE! booklet that is distrib- 
uted throughout campus. 

There are also several things to 
do within walking distance of the 
college. If you like to spend time 
outdoors Quittapahilla Park is a 
great place to walk, hike, or fish. In 
the mood for an inexpensive mov- 
ie? Right across the street there is 
the Allen Theater. 

As far as food goes, Annville has 
a couple great places to get a cheap 
meal. The Annville Diner has amaz- 
ing comfort food and, (my favorite 
part) they serve breakfast all day. 
Across the street from the diner 
is Kettering's Corner, where they 
have a great selection of ice cream, 
milkshakes, and sundaes. If you are 
willing to pay a little more for food, 
the Batdorf also is an option. 

However, if none of these ideas 
work for you, my roommate and I 
found a great way of spending a Sat- 
urday night-get a pint of ice cream 
from Turkey Hill, a movie from the 
library, and enjoy! 


LVC is a small school, but 
there are still a ton of great places 
to go in the surrounding area. 
You and your friends can head 
toward Hershey to spend the 
day in Hershey Park going on 
roller coasters, visit Zoo Ameri- 
ca to see the animals, or ride the 
Chocolate World chocolate fac- 
tory tour, which always includes 
a free piece of candy at the end 
of the ride - how could you go 
wrong with that? There is also 
the Hershey Theatre which has 
concerts, films, and Broadway 
shows. Or, check out the Giant 
Center for AHL Hershey Bears 
hockey games, music concerts, 
and comedians. If you enjoy 
shopping, the Hershey Outlets 
have many stores to suit a variety 
of tastes. If you have friends who 
enjoy sports more than shop- 
ping, head towards Adventure 
Sports where you can go mini 
golfing, play games in the arcade, 

race go-karts, or go head to head 
with bumper boats. 

Towards Lebanon, you can 
go see a movie at the Great Es- 
cape Movie Theater located in 
the Lebanon Valley Mall. You 
can also shop at the LVM, but 
the discerning shopper may want 
to make the 40 minute drive to 
Park City Mall in Lancaster for a 
larger selection of stores. Feeling 
sporty? There are bowling alleys 
in both Lebanon and Palmyra. 
You can also play miniature golf 
at Yogi's in Lebanon. Or, if you 
are feeling competitive, you can 
play laser tag with your friends 
at the Lazer Factory in Cleona. 
No matter what you and your 
friends' interests are, you are 
bound to enjoy your weekend by 
doing any of these fun and enter- 
taining activities. 


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Budget impasse threatens PHEAA 

Patricr Salomon '10 

Perspectives Editor 

For those of you who haven't 
been paying attention, Pennsyl- 
vania has been without a state 
budget for almost 100 days. State 
affairs may be of little concern to 
most Lebanon Valley College stu- 
dents, but the budget impasse is 
screwing students too. Here's how: 

Between the bad politics and 
broken deals of partisan legisla- 
tors, the budget impasse has meant 
a freeze on state spending. 

Aside from funding the public 
school system, education funding 
in the state budget goes towards a 

little agency you may have heard of: 
the Pennsylvania Higher Education 
Assistance Agency or, PHEAA. 

Those 600 Dutchmen who were 
relying on "assured" PHEAA grants 
faced starting the Fall semester with 
an up to $4,120 dollar deficit on 
their student account. Fortunately, 
Financial Aid has granted tem- 
porary amnesty to these students 
(37% of the full time population) 
until legislators stop their bickering 
and pass the overdue budget. 

There's a bigger problem than 
delayed grants looming on the ho- 
rizon: the likelihood of PHEAA's 
funding getting slashed. This could 
put students in a financially sticky 

situation, as a cut to PHEAA fund- 
ing means a cut to the size of their 

Early this month, there was a 
lot of hoopla in Harrisburg over a 
possible budget agreement. While 
congressmen are still disagree- 
ing over the niceties of the deal, 
one sticking point is reducing the 
PHEAA grant fund to $403.6 mil- 
lion from last year's $407 million. 

Governor Ed Rendell, a long- 
time advocate for funding higher 
education, pushed for $460 mil- 
lion, while House and Senate Re- 
publicans proposed cutting the 
funds to $386 billion. The compro- 
mise is better... but why does the 

state of to compromise on funding 
higher education? 

In short, the Pennsylvania bud- 
get impasse has already put some 
college students in a bit of a pinch, 
and the final deal will likely leave 
students feeling squeezed a little 
tighter. This partisan squabbling is 
a mark of shame on our state gov- 
ernment, a matter made more atro- 
cious in light of a blatant refusal to 
assist college students, those who 
are the bright future of this great 
state and nation, in getting the best 
education available. 


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La Vie Collegienne September 30, 2009 


Women's Soccer 
9.29.09 I 4 p.m. 

at DeSales University 

Field Hockey 
9.29.09 I 4 p.m. 

at Albright College 

Women's Volleyball 
9.26.09 I 2 p.m. 

W3-0 (25-7.27-25.25-20) 
Field Hockey 
9.26.09 1 1 p.m. 

at Arcadia University 

Men's Soccer 
9.26.09 1 1 p.m. 
at Eastern Mennonite University 
L 0-1 (OT) 
Women's Soccer 
9.26.09 1 12 p.m. 

vs Eastern University 

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trick on 

scoring ^ , 
all three J 

as the Dutchmen slipped by 
Susquehanna University , 3-2. 

women's TENNIS 

lead the 
to a 5-0 
start this 
She went 
3-0 last 
week at 
number 2 

singles, giving up only 2 games, 
and at numbers 1 and 2 doubles 
she also went 3-0 giving up only 
5 games. 

Women s Tennis improves to 5-0 


La Vie staff writer 

The women's tennis team won 
their fourth consecutive match 
to start the season last Thursday, 
defeating host Albright (l-3, 0-2 
Commonwealth Conference) 
9-O.LVC (5-0 overall, 2-0 confer- 
ence) breezed past the Lions in 
doubles and singles. In doubles 
play, Sarah Grodzinski and Shayna 
Heintzelman worked together for 
an 8-2 win against Lisa Archibald 
and Ashley Woodcock at No. 1. 

Tamera Lobb and Lauren Fulmer 
teamed up to defeat Anna Berzins 
and Desiree Owle 8-4 at No. 2. 
Morgan Brady and Jess Ferlenda 
won 8-2 against Brittiney Boyle 
and Shaunte Allen to complete the 
sweep in doubles. 

The Dutchmen also swept 
singles. Grodzinski defeated Ar- 
chibald 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1; Heint- 
zelman toppled Berzins 6-0, 6-1 at 
No. 2; Lobb beat Owle 6-1, 6-3 at 
No. 3; Fulmer won against Wood- 
cock 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4; Brady de- 
feated Jessica Gordon 6-1, 6-4 at 

No. 5, and Ferlenda won 6-0, 6-1 
against Missy Yake at No. 6. 

This young team of players and 
their new head coach, Joy Graeff, 
have shown that they are ready to 
defend their conference title. 

Concerning the team, Heint- 
zelman said, "The team performed 
really well as individuals. We had 
some new players in the lineup, 
and they were very competitive. 
Our team this year is not only a 
good team on the courts, but a fun 
team off the courts, too. We are 
one big tennis family that is able 

to joke around at practices and still 
get the job done." 

The tennis team beat Cabrini 
last Saturday 8-1 to go to 5-0 
for the season. It will welcome 
Alvernia University for a 3:30 
p.m. match on Wednesday, Sept. 
30. Following that will be a trip 
to Goucher College in Balti- 
more on Thursday, Oct. 1, and a 
home match at 10 a.m. Saturday, 
Oct. 3, against Kings College. 


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HIGH GOALS: Aim to make the final four 

Continued from Page 8 

Eckenrode was phenomenal in 
play, with a hat trick against Arca- 
dia, and a goal and an assist against 

"I really didn't notice I had three 
goals until the end of the game. All 
I think about during the game is 
how to help the team and to do my 
best. My position frequently allows 
me to have the last touch on the ball 
towards and hopefully into the goal, 
after my team worked to pass it up 
the field. As long as we work hard 
and win, I'm happy," remarked Eck- 

enrode of her performance. 

They took 26 shots while Ar- 
cadia only had 2. All of the scor- 
ing during this game was done in 
the first half, when Eckenrode ran 
up the field and scored an unas- 
sisted goal the first minute of the 
game. Her second goal was scored 
ten minutes later, after Rachel Pa- 
talone tapped her the ball and she 
didn't hesitate to take the shot. 

She scored again right before 
halftime with an assist by Shelly 
Lobach. Lobach also scored unas- 
sisted to add to the Dutchmen's win. 

Earlier in the week, against Get- 
tysburg, Baro and defender Nikki 
Bomberger were strong in their de- 
fense, as they kept the team from scor- 
ing more than 1. Gettysburg had 11 
shots, but could only make 1 count. 
Despite controlling the field for most 
of the first half, LVC blocked 12 cor- 
ners of their corners. There were no 
doubles scorers during the game, as 
five different players scored. Lobach 
and Eckenrode each had a goal and 
an assist. Eckenrode fell behind the 
Gettysburg defense and converted a 
pass to shoot past the keeper. Allison 

Bicher scored next, after a breakaway 
from Eckenrode, and Lobach and 
Jocelyn Novak scored unassisted. 
Freshmen Caitlin Vasey scored her 
first career goal. 

"We had 16 freshmen come in 
this year and they have all added 
to our team in many ways. The 
team has so much depth this year 
that I feel if at any moment some- 
one needs to come off the field we 
have a player that can jump in her 
place that is as equally as good," 
said sophomore Jocelyn Novak. 

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Football faces a test to keep up the wins 

Blair Ransom '13 

la vie staff writer 

Last year, the Flying Dutch- 
men's football season fell short of 
a championship by one game. In 
the past seasons there have been 
some disappointing outcomes and 
frustrations for this team, but this 
season something seems to be dif- 

The start of this season has been 
spectacular. LVC has opened with 
three straight wins over some qual- 
ity opponents. LVC has not hit this 
3-0 mark since 1979. So what's the 
difference for the Dutchmen? They 
are coming off a bye week and pre- 
paring for a game this Saturday at 
Arnold Field against preseason 
conference favorite Delaware Val- 
ley. Game time is 1 p.m. 

Senior fullback Brian Lynch said 
this year's team is 3-0 "because we 
understand the challenge ahead 
of us." He also said one of the big 
differences in this team than in 
past years is that they are closer as 
a whole. Lynch said, "We have a 
group of guys who can j oke around 

and have fun with one another, but 
we know when it's time to strap it 
up and get to work. We all have a 
winning attitude." 

So far this season, LVC has had 
a player recognized for their perfor- 
mance in two of the team's three 
games. Junior outside linebacker 
Alex Gilchrist said that is great, but 
it's not the most important thing 
among the members of this team. 
Gilchrist said, "We care about 
each other rather than ourselves. 
Personal recognition falls short 
for this team because we have only 
one goal in mind, and that's the 
MAC Championship. That's why 
we are playing like we are now." 

He said that "this team has 
something to prove to everyone 
watching them." 

Head Coach Jim Monos 
preached that this team, at the con- 
clusion of their 2008 season, made 
a commitment to do "whatever it 
takes" to be successful this season. 
Monos said, "The definition of 
success has yet to be determined, 

but I know that the expectations 
are high. The work ethic and the 
attitude of this team have been ex- 
ceptional and there is a real focus 
on earning the prize." 

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Courtesy Sports Information 

Colt Zarilla, sophomore punter and 
quarterback was named the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Special Teams 
Player of the Week for the week of 
September 13th. He put all three 
of his punts inside the 20 in LVC's 
27-20 win over Ursinus, including 
a 55-yard fourth-quarter boot that 
pinned Ursinus at its own one yard- 
line. Zarilla averaged 39.5 yards 
per punt. 

Spotlight: Joelle Snyder 

Women's Volleyball 

a determined leader 


Staff writer 

If you head over to Arnold's 
Sports Center on a weekday after- 
noon, you will find Joelle Snyder 
working hard on the court at vol- 
leyball practice. Her teammates 
look to her for leadership and 
advice. To Snyder, letting actions 
speak for themselves carries as 
much weight as giving commands, 
and showing her team how it is 
done is something she does best. 
This Leighton, Pa. native began 
volleyball at a young age. 

"I started playing volleyball in 
fourth grade," she said. "My older 
sister played volleyball and I loved 
going to her games when I was 
younger so I decided to follow in 
her footsteps and play." 

In high school, Snyder played 
for Marian Catholic in Lehighton, 
Pa. She has won many awards dur- 
ing her three years playing here 
at LVC. Snyder has been named 
Commonwealth Conference 
Player of the Week four times. 
She was named to the first team 
all-conference in 2007 and 2008, 
and was named Commonwealth 
Conference Rookie of the Year in 
2007. She's one of the reasons the 
Dutchmen had a 30-match regular 
season winning streak, which was 
ended last week by Widener. 

However, with all her achieve- 
ments, she has stayed modest. Head 
Coach Wayne Perry said, "She has 
remained extremely humble in the 
midst of all the awards she has won." 

Snyder possesses skills that 
distinguish her as a great volley- 
ball player. "Things coaches love 
in a hitter," Perry said, "are a quick 
arm swing and court vision. Joelle 
has both. The court vision means 
she can see the seams between the 
blockers and she has the ability to 
powerfully control her hits into 
those seams. Not too many D-3 

Courtesy Sports Information 

AND FOR THE KILL: According to coach Wayne Perry, Joelle Snyder has quick arm swing and court vision, 
things any coach would want in a hitter. She has collected 111 kills over the first 10 games with only 23 errors and 
a .345 hitting percentage, which is the highest on the team. 

players can do that." 

Over the first 10 games of the 
season, Snyder has collected 111 
kills with only 23 errors. Her hitting 
percentage is .345, the highest on the 
team. Snyder has also served 18 aces 
for the season. Snyder has proven to 
be a smart hitter and her defensive 
skills are just as strong. Snyder leads 
the team in blocks with three solo 
blocks and 13 assisted blocks. 

The secret to Snyder's success is 
her determination. 

"During a game I just try to focus 
on what is happening and making sure 
I make the best plays I can," she said. 

Everyone on the court can rec- 
ognize this concentration. 

Teammate Mchelle Little said, "Jo- 
elle rarely makes mistakes in the front 
row, but when she does, she immedi- 
ately learns from them and tweaks her 
strategy the next time." 

As a captain on the team, 
Snyder has gained the respect of 
her teammates and her coaches 
through leadership. 

Angela Kuperavage, a sophomore 
on the team said, "Joelle is not the 
loud leader ... I think she is a quiet 
leader who leads by her actions." 

Perry agrees. "Joelle leads best 
on the court. She's a good role 
model for the younger hitters and 
is she is very quick to compliment 
our defense and back row for pro- 

viding so many opportunities ev- 
ery game," he said. 

Snyder said she has a drive to 
win, a trait you can see when LVC 
plays its next home game, at 7 p.m. 
on Tuesday, Oct. 6, vs. Lycoming. 
Before that they'll travel to Lan- 
caster this weekend to play in the 
Franklin & Marshall Scramble. 

"My favorite part of a match 
is winning," she said. "I just love 
playing with my team and coming 
out with a win." 



Field Hockey 
why they're 
number 9 in the 

Sarah Grodzinski '10 

la vie sports editor 

For the Dutchmen field hock- 
ey girls, things are looking up. De- 
spite a small blemish in the sea- 
son, a 4-3 loss to the University 
Of Mary Washington, the team 
has won every game and they have 
done it with style. Last week, the 
number 9 ranked team in the na- 
tion earned a pair of wins, as they 
breezed past number 13 Gettys- 
burg, 5-1, and blanked Arcadia, 
their first conference game, 4-0. 

As well as the wins, Junior Cait 
Eckenrode earned the Confer- 
ence Field Hockey player of the 
week, and Caitlin Baro earned the 
goalkeeper/defender of the week. 
Baro, who made eight saves against 
Gettysburg and only allowed a sin- 
gle goal. She faced 1 1 shots in the 
game, and made a save in the shut- 
out against Arcadia. This is her 3rd 
shutout of the season. 

"There is definitely pressure 
being back there but that's why 
goalies choose this position. I'm 
not constantly in the play but that 
makes it harder because you may 
only get 1 shot, or you may get 15, 
but you miss that 1 shot and that's 
bad! So the pressure is always 
there, one shot or twenty shots," 
Baro said of her position. 

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This weeks Redbook event is lazer tag at the Lazer Factory in AnnvilleM! 

Come out and play a few games of lazer tag for FREE 5PM to 11PM on Saturday, 
October 3rd! 

You will be responsible for your own transportation though. Sign up on Redbook now! 
There are an UNLIMITED number of spaces available! 

The Lazer Factory 
1251 E. Main Street 
Annville, PA 17003 

717 867-0766 


Friday comedian! 

Ron G 

Come out this Friday to see the very funny Ron G 
perform on Lutz stage in Blair music hall at 9PM! 

Ron was a contestant on 'Last Comic Standing' and 
will be sure to make you laugh this Friday! Bring 
your friends, family, aquaintances or whoever you 
want! It's sure to be a hilarious show! Best of all, 
it's FREE! 

Be sure to join the Facebook group "COMEDIAN 
RON G" to check out some videos of his comic act!